Sindi Dlathu is a veteran award-winning South African actress popularly known for playing Thandaza Mokoena on Muvhango. She also appeared in Muvhango for several years before joining the River, in which she plays her most powerful role of Lindiwe Dlamini-Dikana. Without a doubt, she is one of the most prominent actors in Mzansi. Her hard work and unmatched skills have made her a household name in the entertainment world.
The actress Sindi Dlathu Profile Summary
Real Name: Sindi Dlathu
Date of birth: 4 January 1974
Place of birth: Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
Age: 46 Years
Nationality: South African
Occupation: Actress & Singer
TV Shows: The River, Muvhango
Where is Sindi Dlathu originally from?
Young as she might look, Sindiswa Dlathu is now 46 years old. She was born in January 1974, in Meadowlands in Soweto, in the Gauteng province of Johannesburg, South Africa. She was raised in Soweto till she left school to pursue acting and has since stayed in several cities.
Which schools did Sindi Dlathu attend?
Sindi Dlathu went to high school but got disturbed by her acting career, which took off rapidly before completing her studies. After several years of performing in overseas theatres, she returned to school and completed her metric in 1996.
Does Sindi Dlathu have a twin sister?
Yes, Sindi has an identical twin sister who is called Zanele Sangweni. The sister is married to Matome Meela, a local businessman who owns a pawn shop and sells used cars in Soweto. Unlike Sindi, Zanele does not wish to be in showbiz.
When did Sindi Dlathu get a breakthrough?
When she was twelve years old, she auditioned for a talent competition called AShell Road Fame, but she did not win. However, her exposure during this gig earned her mentorship from one of the Mbhaqanga band members, Mahotella Queens. Later on, she took part in the national miming competitions when she was fifteen years old and won. From there onwards, she never turned back.
Sindi Dlathu Career
Mzansi’s darling, Sindi Dlathu, performed most of her early acts under the Legendary Mbongeni Ngema’s committed artists from 1988 to 1996 as an understudy to Sarafina. They toured the USA with the play, and upon returning to South Africa, she went back to school to complete her matric. In 1997, she joined the play ‘The Game’ by Duma Ka Ndlovu, and during that period, she went on stage with legends such as Mary Twala, Abigail Kubeka and Nomhle Nkonyeni. Afterwards, she was cast in Muvhango since its inception in 1997, and she exited in 2018. She played Nomthandazo “Thandaza” Buthelezi and shot to limelight with the show.
Sindi Dlathu Movies
Throughout her four-decade acting career, Sindi also nailed roles in films. Some films she featured in are listed below;
- Escape from Angola (1999)
- Married (2004)
- Sarafina (1997-2007)
- Ngempela (2015)
Which other shows have Sindi Dlathu featured in?
Sindi Dlathu has also appeared in Soul City, where she portrayed an HIV-positive person, and she assumed the role too well. Viewers started speculating that she was HIV positive. Moreover, she also made appearances in the soapie ‘Generations’ in 2010
In the award-winning telenovela, ‘the River’, Sindi Dlathu plays Lindiwe Dikana, a diamond mining magnate who has a diamond found in Cullinan. The diamond is worth millions of Rands. Lindiwe is brilliant, a woman who thinks on her feet and will go to any lengths to defend herself and her family. She has been applauded for her stunning performances in the telenovela and was also got the Best Actress award too.
Sindi Dlathu is an icon whose passion and resilience got her to the top. She loved acting at a young age and did all that it took to get to where she is right now. Sindi Dlathu won the Best Actress Award at the 2020 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) for Lindiwe Dikana in The River. For the first time, the awards ceremony was held online in late April 2020 because of the coronavirus lockdown.
Sindi Dlathu Marriage
Sindi Dlathu is married to Okielant Nkosi, and they have two children; however, she keeps a tight cover on her family and private family.
Sindi is primarily active on Twitter, and she currently has 248k followers on Twitter. Currently, she has 568k followers on Instagram.
What is Sindi Dlathu’s Net worth?
As of 2020, Veteran Actress and Businesswoman Sindi Dlathu has a Net worth of $5 Million.